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Holly Fisher

Holly Fisher has been active since the mid-1960s as an independent filmmaker, printmaker, teacher, and film editor. She was the editor of Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Pena's feature documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin? -- nominated for an Oscar in 1989, and added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2021.

Fisher's experimental short works and long-form essay films -- explorations in time, memory, trauma, and perception -- have been screened in museums and film festivals worldwide including Whitney Museum Biennials; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Film Forum, Japan; and two world premieres in The Forum of the Berlinale, Germany. Selected grants include The Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, CAPS, and The American Film Institute. Her silent film Rushlight won the Grand Prize in the 1985 Black Maria Film Festival, and her feature Bullets for Breakfast received Best Experimental Film Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her solo retrospectives include The Museum of Modern Art (1995) and more recently at Anthology Film Archives (2019), each entitled The Films of Holly Fisher. Her new feature Out of the Blue, completed during COVID-19 lockdown, premiered on the weekend of the 9/11 20th anniversary at Anthology Film Archives in September 2021, together with A Question of Sunlight -- Fisher's experimental doc linking 9/11 with the Holocaust via the telling of downtown artist Jose Urbach, who was witness to both.

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